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No. 1 challenge facing San Diego city libraries: inequity, consultants say – The San Diego Union-Tribune

New library master plan will likely recommend prioritizing larger branches in south San Diego to boost community use

By David Garrick, June 4, 2021 5 AM PT

(James Gregg /U-T)

SAN DIEGO — Library branches in the southern and southeastern parts of San Diego are typically smaller and lack space for events and meetings, compared to branches in the north and west parts of the city, creating long-term challenges for the city’s library system.

Because of the disparities, branches in the north and west have higher circulation and a greater numbers of visits, while branches in the less affluent south lead the 36-branch system in the use of public computers.

Source: No. 1 challenge facing San Diego city libraries: inequity, consultants say – The San Diego Union-Tribune

Happy ending for Warwick’s bookstore as local investors step in to save the day – The San Diego Union-Tribune

With the store facing an uncertain future, investors bought the building that houses it

By John Wilkens, May 2, 2021 5:55 AM PT

From left, Steve Avoyer, Nancy Warwick, and Jack McGrory at Warwick’s bookstore.
(Eduardo Contreras/The San Diego Union-Tribune)

Warwick’s calls itself the oldest bookstore in America continuously owned and operated by the same family.

This is its 125th year in business, the last 70 of them in a building on Girard Avenue in La Jolla.

A couple of months ago, fourth-generation owner Nancy Warwick got unexpected news that made her wonder how much longer the store would be in existence.

Her longtime landlord had received an unsolicited, $8.3 million bid — all cash — to buy the building.

The landlord had accepted. Warwick, who had been negotiating a new lease, was given 15 days to beat the offer or face an uncertain future with a new landlord.

Source: Happy ending for Warwick’s bookstore as local investors step in to save the day – The San Diego Union-Tribune

Poll: Should UC San Diego consider changing the name of Geisel Library? – The San Diego Union-Tribune

 The normally busy Geisel Library at UC San Diego is quiet on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020 in San Diego, CA. (K.C. Alfred / The San Diego Union-Tribune)
The normally busy Geisel Library at UC San Diego is quiet on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020 in San Diego, CA. (K.C. Alfred / The San Diego Union-Tribune)

Seuss Enterprises says it will stop publishing 6 of his books due to racist and insensitive imagery

Dr. Seuss Enterprises has announced that it will stop publishing six books by Dr. Seuss author Theodor Geisel because they contain racist and insensitive imagery.

Geisel spent much of his life in La Jolla and is the namesake of UC San Diego’s main library, which is currently celebrating its 50th anniversary.

“These books portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong,” Dr. Seuss Enterprises told the Associated Press in a statement that coincided with the late author and illustrator’s birthday. “Ceasing sales of these books is only part of our commitment and our broader plan to ensure Dr. Seuss Enterprises’ catalog represents and supports all communities and families.”

Source: Poll: Should UC San Diego consider changing the name of Geisel Library? – The San Diego Union-Tribune